September 24, 2009

Tree Eater

The corner of U.S. 24 and Aboite Center Road was sold to create more office buildings. The area was wonderfully hilly and full of beautiful old trees that made for a wonderful traffic sound buffer for the neighborhood beyond. Sadly, the trees are being flattened and eaten, the hills, too, will follow, although I don't believe it will ever be completely flat. Compare the above to the old scene below.

And the clear-cutting begins below...

It's difficult to snap pictures from the other side, but there you can see the abandoned houses, ready to be bulldozed.

Sadly, vistas like the one below are not valued as much as another, likely empty, office building which will provide the city a higher property tax than natural land such as the beauty below.

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